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Lawmaker Adds State Hospital Workers to Presumption Expansion Bill

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 917 | 0 | 52 min read

Heart trouble would be presumed compensable for security workers at California state hospitals, under a recently amended bill. Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, on Tuesday added language to SB 416 to expand the presumption that is currently limited to security officers at Atascadero State Hospital. Under the amended bill, the term “injury,” as it relates to any security officer employed by the Department of State Hospitals, includes heart trouble. The rebuttable presumption extends up to 60 months after termination, accruing at a rate of three calendar months for each year of state se...

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